The binary help string does not match the manpage option list, or the actual source code.
./tor-resolve Syntax: tor-resolve [-4] [-v] [-x] [-F] [-p port] hostname [sockshost:socksport]
The note below should direct people to use SOCKSv5, not legacy 4a stuff. This message occurs in two places in the source. The '-4' option should also be renamed to '-4a'.
./tor-resolve -v abcdefghijklmnop.onion 127.0.0.1:9051 [warn] ... To connect to a hidden service ... we suggest an application that uses SOCKS 4a.